5550: Makitaro Oga

5550: Makitaro Oga

Makitaro Oga

He was born on 4 October 1887. He was a self-employed fisherman and farmer. His family includes Teru Oga (wife; nee Teru Tada), Takumi Oga (son), Toshio Oga (son), Shizue Oga (daughter), Yoshito Oga (son), and Sumiko Oga (daughter). His home address is listed as P.O. Box 307, 6th Avenue and Broadway, Steveston, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Diamond City, AB.
Sex M
Date of Birth 04 October 1887
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Locations after uprooting
Diamond City, AB
C-9359 (1655-1739)
Type Person
Custodian Number 5550
Name Makitaro Oga



5550: Makitaro Oga


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